Funding for this research was provided by:
Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (N/A)
St. Olavs Hospital Universitetssykehuset i Trondheim (N/A)
Received: 13 November 2018
Accepted: 4 June 2019
First Online: 11 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Sierra Leone Ethics and Scientific Review Committee approved the study. The Norwegian Regional Committees for Medical and Health Research Ethics was consulted, but a formal application was not considered necessary by the committees because the study was regarded as a quality assurance project.A form declaring informed consent was signed by all interviewed participants.
: Not applicable.
: HAB is chair of CapaCare, a non-governmental organization working to increase capacity in surgery and obstetrics in Sierra Leone through a surgical training programme. AvD and ØVS are board members of CapaCare.